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MEM Training Package Update: Everything You Need to Know

31 October 2023 MEM Training Package Update

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has approved an extension to the transition period for nine qualifications within the manufacturing and engineering (MEM) training package.

The impacted qualifications are outlined below:

ASQA has adjusted the transition timelines, extending MEM20413 to 31 January 2024 and the remaining eight qualifications to 31 January 2025.

This extension exclusively applies to students who initiated their training and assessment on or before 17 December 2023.

For the benefit of registered training organizations (RTOs), it is imperative to ensure that all students successfully conclude their training and obtain their qualifications by the stipulated end date of the transition period. Alternatively, students may opt to transition to a replacement qualification before the conclusion of the extended transition period.

ASQA’s decision to extend the transition period for these nine MEM training products results from comprehensive consultations with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and the Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia (TAC WA).

Additionally, ASQA sought guidance from the Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance Jobs and Skills Council to ensure informed decision-making concerning these transition extensions.

February 2023 MEM Training Package 4.0

The latest version (4.0) of the MEM training package in Australia has been released last 3 February 2023. This update was made by Innovation and Business Skills Australia due to the need for major revisions in the training package.

The significant training update includes six new qualifications added and three existing ones updated, 28 new units of competency added and one updated, and 31 new imported units of competency added and three removed.

We’ve provided you the complete list of the changes to the latest MEM training package in Australia! Scroll down for more information on the training update.

What’s New with the MEM Training Package Update in Australia?

Training Updates on MEM Qualifications

  • 6 qualifications added
  • 3 updated
Description  Action  Content 
MEM50422 – Diploma of Engineering – Non-Destructive Testing  Added   
MEM50522 – Diploma of Engineering – Materials  Added   
MEM50622 – Diploma of Engineering – Prototyping  Added   
MEM50722 – Diploma of Engineering – Planning  Added   
MEM50822 – Diploma of Applied Technologies  Added   
MEM60322 – Advanced Diploma of Engineering – Planning  Added   
MEM30522 – Certificate III in Engineering – Technical  Replaced MEM30522 (v1)  Compare changes 
MEM40422 – Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting  Replaced MEM4022 (v1)  Compare changes 
MEM80122 – Graduate Diploma of Engineering  Replaced MEM80122 (v1)  Compare changes 

Training Updates on MEM Units of Competency

  • 28 units added
  • 1 updated
Description  Action  Content 
MEM234039 – Provide technical support for prototyping in large engineering and fabrication projects  Added   
MEM234040 – Plan space allocation for large steel based fabrication and construction projects  Added   
MEM234041 – Manage steel supply for major fabrication projects  Added   
MEM24014 – Perform thermography tests  Added   
MEM24015 – Perform digital and computed radiography  Added   
MEM24016 – Perform eddy current array tests  Added   
MEM24017 – Perform visual testing to non-destructive testing standards  Added   
MEM24018 – Perform advanced ultrasonic testing  Added   
MEM24019 – Apply codes and standards to non-destructive testing  Added   
MEM24020 – Apply materials technology principles to non-destructive tests  Added   
MEM29001 – Work in Industry 4.0  Added   
MEM29002 – Commission a cyber-physical system  Added   
MEM29003 – Apply CAD and CAM technologies in an Industry 4.0 workplace  Added   
MEM29004 – Analyse and problem solve a PLC based industrial control system  Added   
MEM29005 – Diagnose faults in digital control systems  Added   
MEM29006 – Use a SCADA system to assist Industry 4.0 operations in manufacturing and engineering  Added   
MEM29007 – Apply networking technology principles for manufacturing and engineering applications  Added   
MEM29008 – Analyse and manage data in cloud-based systems  Added   
MEM29009 – Prepare, configure and test collaborative robots for industrial operations  Added   
MEM29010 – Plan and implement preventative maintenance procedures in an Industry 4.0 manufacturing workplace  Added   
MEM29011 – Develop a business case for Industry 4.0 implementation in a workplace  Added   
MEM29012 – Access and use a digital twin for operational purposes  Added   
MEM29013 – Integrate sensors into digital manufacturing processes  Added   
MEM48030 – Apply materials selection analysis techniques  Added   
MEM48031 – Select ceramic and glass materials for engineering and manufacturing applications  Added   
MEM48032 – Select composite materials for engineering and manufacturing applications  Added   
MEM48033 – Apply chemistry principles to materials used in manufacturing and engineering processes  Added   
MEM48034 – Apply efficient materials management techniques to composite manufacturing operations  Added   
MEM04031 – Develop and manufacture flat back wood patterns  Replaced MEM04010  Compare changes 

Imported Units of Competency Training Update

  • 31 units added
  • 3 removed
Description  Action 
BSBPMG428 – Apply project life cycle management processes  Added 
ICTTEN202 – Use hand and power tools  Added 
MSL904003 – Perform standard calibrations  Added 
MSL924005 – Process and interpret data  Added 
MSL925005 – Analyse measurements and estimate uncertainties  Added 
MSL925006 – Analyse data and report results  Added 
MSL974032 – Perform chemical tests and procedures  Added 
MSL976006 – Evaluate and select appropriate test methods and/or procedures  Added 
MSMOPS400 – Optimise process/plant area  Added 
MSMOPS401 – Trial new process or product  Added 
MSS403057 – Map an operational process  Added 
MSS405037 – Facilitate application of theory of constraints  Added 
MSTGN4017 – Participate in product engineering  Added 
MSTGN4020 – Contribute to the development of products or processes  Added 
PMBTECH302E – Modify existing compounds  Added 
PMBTECH401E – Predict polymer properties and characteristics  Added 
PMBTECH403E – Test thermoset composite laminates and materials  Added 
PMBTECH406E – Diagnose production equipment problems  Added 
PMBTECH501E – Analyse equipment performance  Added 
PMBTECH502E – Analyse production trials  Added 
PMBTECH505E – Choose polymer materials for an application  Added 
PMBTECH506E – Analyse the design of products and tools for polymer injection moulding  Added 
PMBTECH507E – Develop fibre-composite products using cored-laminate techniques  Added 
PMBTECH508E – Develop a new compound  Added 
PMBTECH509E – Modify an existing product  Added 
PMBTECH601E – Develop a new product  Added 
PMBTECH602E – Develop a new die or tool  Added 
PMBTECH603E – Design structural or mechanical polymer components  Added 
TLIA0028 – Implement safety stock systems  Added 
TLIX0010X – Enable traceability in supply chains  Added 
TLIX0021X – Work with global supply chains  Added 
MSL976005 – Evaluate and select appropriate test methods and/or procedures  Removed 
MSTGN4002 – Participate in product engineering  Removed 
MSTGN4007 – Contribute to the development of products or processes  Removed 

What To Do Regarding These Major Updates

With the recent updates to the latest MEM training package, RTOs need to keep their training curriculum up to, date and students will need to take the revised courses. To stay on top of the changes in version 4.0 of the MEM training update, here’s what your RTO can do:

  1. Make sure your RTO is authorised to offer the latest MEM training package by updating your qualifications and units of competency.
  2. Keep a close eye on the 12-month transition period and ensure all learners have access to the right RTO resources during this time.
  3. Ensure that any students currently enrolled in removed units and qualifications complete their training within the specified period.
  4. Consider expanding your organisation’s range of offers by submitting a request for new, different qualifications and units of competency.

With these steps, your RTO can stay up-to-date and provide students with the latest and most comprehensive training possible.

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